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Old 05-24-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
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I'm sure you all have read my references to the old civil defense complex called the 'Underground City' near Blythe, Ca. This is a huge abandoned gypsum mine that was refitted by US civil defense back in the 60s, to accommodate thousands of people in the event of a nuclear attack. It has long since been in disrepair and has been looted and partially destroyed.
There are still viable supplies in there, such as water barrels still filled, and cases upon cases of biscuits, still edible even after this long.
Thought you might like some photos, also this is where I got the bunker door from that I have mentioned in the 'pit' construction.



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Old 05-24-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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What a shame and what a waste. Wish I was closer.

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What a shame and what a waste. Wish I was closer.

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It is a shame that the people before me were so destructive. The photos don't even start to show what is still down there, pallet after pallet, several hundred foot rows going down the smaller underground corridors. The main tunnels are 50' wide and high and run for about a 1/2 mile, three levels. The control bunker was separate from this, and is where I got the door. I will go back in winter when the weather is cooler.
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This is like everything else the Goverment runs. Waste...Waste...Waste.

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Found this on a Southern Ca. ghost town site ... for some reason the link would not come over...

"The Underground City" - --- Mine, ----, CA New, improved & 100% censored for you looters! **UPDATE** - the Underground City has been blasted shut by the property owners. Entrance into its underground workings is no longer possible. There isn't anything interesting to see outside either.

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Found this on a Southern Ca. ghost town site ... for some reason the link would not come over...

"The Underground City" - --- Mine, ----, CA New, improved & 100% censored for you looters! **UPDATE** - the Underground City has been blasted shut by the property owners. Entrance into its underground workings is no longer possible. There isn't anything interesting to see outside either.
The above in red is the only thing that is true. Here is a photo Sept 2008 from inside looking out after they had blasted the entrances shut, hum!!. They installed these so the bat population can still inhabit this. Large rebar grills on outside to prevent anyone entering 'there'. There is however a little known, only myself and two others, know about and use. The other photos also Sept 2008 were taken at the same time, one of the ladder they left after grill install.
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Here are some of the "none interesting sites" above ground in the area. This area is rich in history, wildlife and flora bar none.


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Amazing Pics Bob.


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Cool pics,

kinda makes me wondering how people made those tunnels
back then... Did they use explosives, or a specialised tunnel
digger of sorts? Or was it simple, old-style handtools and sweat
that dug those tunnels?

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Cool pics,

kinda makes me wondering how people made those tunnels
back then... Did they use explosives, or a specialised tunnel
digger of sorts? Or was it simple, old-style handtools and sweat
that dug those tunnels?

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I found lots and I mean lots of old fuse, dynamite boxes, empty Hercules powder cans, blasting cap cans left in these mines, along with miles of track and even some old ore cars. Looks like this was done the old fashion way, blast then excavate. Now in the larger mines, gypsum ones, they used large equipment, skip loaders, dump trucks to do the work. No large tunnel diggers back then.


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